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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by Face breaker View Post
    I use the red (20mm) tee's and sometimes I find I strike the ball to high up on the irons face, I have tried the green (10mm) tee's but they just don't feel rite to me and I don't seem to get the ball flight that I'm looking for which is a touch odd as I'm happy with the ball flight I get off of the fairways without tee's...
    Not trying to be an arse here, but try not buying castle tees

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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    I’ve been told a few times I tee it quite high for iron tee shots.

    This is actually intentional, just reduces margin for error for me.

    I never use castle tees, I use standard wooden ones so I can always get it the height I want rather than being restricted.

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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by HughJars View Post
    Not trying to be an arse here, but try not buying castle tees
    I am laughing at this comment and muttley sniggering. How apt.
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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by SwingsitlikeHogan View Post
    I always, always use a tee on Par 3s - as said - it gives me a perfect lie if I want to tee it low. These days I use a wee red tee for such as a 6i off the tee as I get a good strike and decent distance. Some may say that a wee red tee is too high for a 6i - but who's to know? I hit it nice and high and get about 160yds carry. And that does me just grand.
    I'm the same as you!
    I use a nice high red castle tee, margin for error is much less. Just grab an extra club to allow for the extra height and less distance and hey presto!
    Althought I do understand some folk like the idea of saying they hit an 8 iron into a par 3 rather than a 7iron so like to tee it lower!
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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by jusme View Post
    Never used a tee as I feel I would need to adjust the swing slightly to get a perfect strike. You hit every other iron of the deck and I find it easier to continue with this mindset. I do of course place the ball on a lovely piece of grass
    This. Never use a tee for an iron (including long irons), Just knock a little bit of turf up from an old divot and perch the ball on that. Always feel that I try to pick the ball of a tee with an iron, so prefer an on the deck lie to ensure nice strike.

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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    I always thought that teeing a ball slightly higher can result in reduced distance because the backspin is likely to increase, causing the ball to rise up on a high trajectory and lower distance?

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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Quote Originally Posted by woody69 View Post
    I always thought that teeing a ball slightly higher can result in reduced distance because the backspin is likely to increase, causing the ball to rise up on a high trajectory and lower distance?
    Or if you're me, swipe straight under the ball, clip it off the very top of the face and send it 150 yards vertical, 40 yards forward.
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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    TBh i only use a tee for maybe 5 or 6 irons up. 7,8,9 PW Wedge i don't use a tee at all unless the teeing ground is very wet.

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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    If its a short hole and the turf on the teeing ground is perfect I'll probably just throw a ball down. It's if the ground is bare/uneven I'll tee it as close to the ground as possible. I've always had the same problem, catch it high on the face and it goes up and nowhere. Fine if you know how to control that like Jack did but with my amount of practice time I'm trying to create the distance I know, so recreating as close to the shot I practice most often (off the ground).

    If it's a 4 iron I'll tee it just a little higher off the ground and sweep.
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    Re: Advice on irons off tees

    Hank Haney always says - There is a reason you're only allowed to do it 18 times a round.

    Never understand people that don't tee the ball up.
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